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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, March 28, 2010

Cherry Blossom Festival crowns new queen

Advertiser Staff

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

(Left to right) Princess Kimberly Chie Fujinaka, Princess Cori Kiyoko Hanagami, 1st Princess Allison-Jae Mikiala Hyun, Queen Marissa Nicole Machida, Princess Kimberlee Marika Young, Miss Congeniality Andrea Mie Hiura.

Courtesy Daron Kamisato, Honolulu Junior Japa

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Marissa Nicole Machida was crowned queen of the 58th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival Saturday night at the Hawai'i Theatre.

Machida, a 2002 graduate of Punahou School, holds a bachelor's degree in television production from Loyola Marymount University and a juris doctorate from California Western School of Law. She works as a judicial law clerk.
She is the daughter of Layne and Evelyn Machida.
Machida was also named Miss Popularity.
Allison-Jae Mikiala Hyun was named first princess. The other princesses are Kimberly Chie Fujinaka, Kimberlee Marika Young and Cori Kiyoko Hanagami.
Andrea Mie Hiura was recognized as Miss Congeniality.